STAR Deep Water Petroleum Limited, a subsidiary of Chevron Nigeria Limited, and its Agbami co-venturers, have donated a chest clinic to Zamfara State Government to help in the fight against tuberculosis and other diseases. The Agbami co-venturers comprise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Famfa Oil Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited and Petroleo Brasileiro Nigeria Limited (Petrobras).
Speaking during the presentation of the Chest Clinic to the state in Abuja, Director, Star Deep Water, Mr. Richard Kennedy, said the project is a reflection of the commitment of the Agbami parties to support the availability and affordability of quality healthcare for all sections of our society. Kennedy, who was represented by Mr. Gbenga Aluko, Director, Government Affairs, Chevron Nigeria, said since the commissioning of the Agbami project in 2004, the co-venturers had donated 26 chest clinincs to different states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Kennedy said the chest clinic donated to the Zamfara State Government comes fully equipped with a standard x-ray machine, male and female wards, treatment rooms, laboratories and Gene Xpert machine. He disclosed that Star Deep Water along with its co-venturers had continued to ensure that its social performance intervention, especially in the areas of education and health was spread throughout Nigeria, to add value nationwide. He said apart from the chest clinic being handed over to Zamfara, it has several other projects across the country, either on-going or completed. He urged t he recipients to efficiently manage the chest clinic and ensure its sustainability for the benefit of the people. Also speaking, Chairman, Famfa Oil Limited, Mrs. Modupe Alakija stated that through the project, the company is collaborating with the other Agbami partners to provide improved and quality healthcare delivery in Nigeria. Alakija, who was represented b y Senior Joint Venture Accountant, Famfa Oil, Mr. Okewole Oladapo, said the company had been fulfilling its corporate responsibility role to Nigeria through its social investments in various parts of the country. She said, “The advancement of healthcare delivery holds special attraction for us at famfa Oil and we are happy that the 26 chest clinics which we have donated across Nigeria have helped to contain the spread of tuberculosis and other contagious diseases nationwide.” On his own part, Managing Director of Statoil Nigeria Limited, Mr. Heine Melkevik, said the company believes in sustainable and mutually beneficial partnership, adding that in alliance with other parties in the Agbami field, Statoil is helping to ensure, in a multifaceted approach, that Nigerians have access to good healthcare, technical skills, quality education and employment opportunities. Melkevik, who was represented by Mr. Akeju Ajibola, Statoil’s Government and Public Affairs Manager, said, “We are indeed proud of the achievements of the co-venturers in executing sustainable projects such as chest clinics for quality healthcare delivery to the people, electronic libraries to enhance teaching and learning, and scholarships for critical manpower development for the country.